African Plant Database

Sansevieria humiflora D. J. Richards
Family : Dracaenaceae
Protologue : Sansevieria 10: 3 (2004)
Information on the genus : Sansevieria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless herb with rhizome 2-3 cm Ø forming tangled clumps; leaves 1-3 per shoot, strap-shaped, recurved, very rigid, 25-45 x to 8 cm, 1-1,5 cm thick at base, margins slightly wavy; peduncule subterranean, 3 cm long, 1,5 cm Ø; raceme dense, capitate, initially purplish, emerging at ground level or slightly below, often hidden by leaves and humus, usually distorted and compressed by leaves; flowers purplish, in clusters of 4; tube to 15 cm long, 4 mm wide; fruit globular, orange red when mature, very wrinkled.
Ecology : Dry bush, with Aloe, Euphorbia spp.; c. 300 m alt.
  Near S. hallii.
  Only known from the type collected in 1986
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carte afrique num 231687
Record n°231687 created 2013-07-30 - modified 2013-07-30
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